The hospital is a place you go to get better, but sometimes patients get an infection and end up getting worse. Judy Dexter went to a hospital for complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Soon after, she developed Clostridium difficile, or C. diff., a bacteria that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. It can be caught anywhere, but people in long-term health care facilities and hospitals are particularly vulnerable.
A Philadelphia doctor is making progress finding a cure for a rare illness that can afflict children. Just one in 7,000 children born get H-ABC, which is frequently confused with more common and well-known illnesses like cerebral palsy. It's a neurodegenerative disease that attacks children's brains. Because of a faulty, inherited genetic mutation, children progressively lose the ability to move their arms and legs and to speak. Eventually, it can kill them. There is no cure.
A small organization based in Washington, D.C., is working around the clock to make sure people in disaster zones get the medical attention they need for their chronic illnesses. From a small room in northwest D.C., the Healthcare Ready staff works the phones and computers to help coordinate health care and the delivery of medicines to people who urgently need it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".